It is approaching quickly, but if you are in the northeast a week from Monday you really should check into SmartTeams Play Safe™: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implementing Best Practices. There is a myriad of topics to be included:
- Sport-related concussion best practices
- The evolving landscape of youth sports safety
- Injury prevention strategies in youth sports
- Reducing injury risk in youth football
- Cognitive rest and return to learn
- Gender influences on sport-related concussions and outcomes
- Preventing sudden death in young athletes
- Cost-effective youth sports injury prevention
- Overuse injuries, early specialization, and burnout
- Bullying, emotional and psychological injury prevention
- InSideOut Coaching: transforming the lives of young athletes
- Preventing sexual abuse of youth athletes
- Role of game officials in injury prevention
- The power of the permit in youth sports safety
The speaker list is studded with some very bright individuals including: Brian Hainline of the NCAA and Doug Casa of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut and many more.
The cost is $45.00 and looks to be well worth your time and money. Click the above link for further information and registration. Tell them The Concussion Blog sent ya!
The day-long event will take a holistic approach to youth sports safety which addresses not just a child’s physical safety, but emotional, psychological and sexual safety as well, and will show how, by following best practices, youth sports programs can stem the rising tide of injuries that have become an all-too-common and unfortunate by-product of today’s hyper-competitive, overspecialized, and over-commercialized youth sports environment.
Thanks Brooke for the press release… The following is the media contact information:
Sheila M. Green
Office: (617) 337-9514
Cell: (339) 224-3914